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 By Peter Marsh    Features    April 1, 2020

Sponsons Keep Northwest Yards Busy

The F/V Collier Brothers is one of many boats that began life on the Gulf Coast in the 1970s as a shrimper and were brought out to the Pacific Northwest after the Magnuson Act became law in 1977. It...

 

Shipyards: Sponsons Keep Coastal Yards Busy

With four yards on the Oregon coast from Astoria to Charleston now having the ability to haul 100-foot-plus fishing vessels, and the continuing demand for sponsoning, more well-used boats from 50 to 1...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2019

Propulsion: Latest Tier 3 Engines Hit the Sweet Spot

Once again, a majority of new boat and new engine sales were for Alaska gillnetters over the last year, despite the unpredictable 2018 season. Apparently, enough money was made on Bristol Bay to send...

 

Giddings Boat Works Launches the F/V Evie Grace

Giddings Boat Works has launched the 36-foot by 78' 8" F/V Evie Grace at Giddings Boat Works, marking the third complete steel-hulled vessel constructed at the Charleston Shipyard in just a few short...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2018

Making the Grade: Fishing Boat Propulsion to Meet Regulations

According to the experts, 2018 was going to be the year when the future arrived in the engine room of every new fishing vessel, with the demanding EPA Tier 4 rule for engines over 805 HP and all the...

 

Protecting the Integrity of the Seafood Trade

In Washington State, the licensing framework for commercial seafood buying and dealing has evolved into a confusing patchwork of legislative changes and additions. Small businesses were faced with...

 

Vessel Profile: F/V Stillwater Improves with Every Upgrade

Every year, numerous Northwest boats are sponsoned, and many go back into the water looking like a new design. But some owners go even further, putting their boats through a conversion process that...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    May 1, 2016

Mavrik Delivers Susan Renee for Bristol Bay

Last July, we reported on the emergence of Mavrik Marine as a significant new builder for the Bristol Bay fishery with seven new aluminum gillnetters on the water in 2015. Founded in 2011 in La...

 

F/V Big Wave: Now Even Bigger

Anyone who has fished the West Coast long enough will have heard of The Fashion Blacksmith, the artistically-named boatyard in northern California that was an early advocate of sponsoning and...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    August 1, 2015

Third Time's a Charm for F/V Paige Marie

When owner David Sorensen brought his 58-foot seiner F/V Paige Marie into the Columbia River last December, his 42-year old steel boat was showing its age, despite regular maintenance since he bought...

 

Safety – Attitude is Everything

Even though commercial fishing has become less risky over the last decades, it still remains one of the most dangerous ways to pursue a living. "Fatality rates have dropped 75 percent since the...

 

The Economics of Ergonomics – Making Safety Pay

Sitka salmon troller Eric Jordan may have discovered the secret to make fishing more fun, profitable and injury free. It's one word – ergonomics. "Fishing is way more enjoyable because of how...

 

Playing by the Rules

Something Fishy in the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission In mid-January the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to adopt major reforms for the Columbia River, including...

 

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